Christopher Endy

Professor of History
Phone: (323) 343-2046
Office: King Hall C4076A (fourth floor)
Office Hours for Spring 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 to 4:25 pm, plus Tuesdays 5:50 to 6:20 pm
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I joined the History Department at Cal State LA in 2000, and I am grateful for how this position allows me to explore new frontiers of research and teaching.  Trained in the history of U.S. international relations, I have written on the rise of international tourism and on U.S. relations with France during the Cold War.  My current historical research explores international political controversies surrounding multinational corporations since the late nineteenth century.  In recent years, I have also become interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and I am working on articles about methods of teaching history.  One particular classroom interest has been working with advanced history students as learning facilitators or peer mentors in the introductory U.S. history class.  For history majors and MA students, my normal course offerings include classes on international relations, cultural history, historiography, and secondary-school history teacher preparation.  You can find more information on all of the above by following the links below.  Click here for a full c.v. (.pdf).
Spring 2018 Classes:
HIST 2020 (section 08) Honors/Early Entrance Program: US History since 1877 // King Hall B4019 // Tues/Thur 1:40-2:55 pm // syllabus
HIST 2020 (section 09: US History since 1877 // King Hall C4071 // Tues/Thur 4:30-5:45 pm // syllabus
HIST 5770: Modern US Graduate Readings Seminar // KH B1014 // Thur 6:00-8:45 pm // syllabus
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How to Write Like a Historian: A guide for writing argumentative essays
How to Read Like a Historian: A guide for smartly skimming books and articles
How to Read Like a Historian II: A one-page graphic adaptation of the above reading guide
How to Talk Like a Historian: A glossary of historiographic terms
Teaching with Peer Mentors in the Classroom
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Research on U.S. International Relations History
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Research on History Teaching and Learning
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Partnerships with K-12 Educators
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Classes at Cal State LA
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Duke and UNC Mascots at a 1957 sporting contestEducational Background
Ph.D. in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
MA in History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA in History and Political Science, Duke University, 1994


My Favorite Things
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  Photo above: The Duke-UNC rivalry, circa 1957  (from the Duke University Archives)